Have trouble keep ph at 7.0 or higher, FC is mostly at 0.5 ppm or 0, and CYA is always in the 80-90 range, I have been using leslies pools stuff, Pool is very cloudy but not green. Told when I get all the levels in the normal range the Pool will clear up. NO Luck Yet still cloudy. I have been trying this upon leslies recommendations from store. Problem started 2 weeks ago pool was very cloudy one windy morning, told to add 2 lbs of soda ash to raise ph, 4 hrs later dropped in 2 lbs of Chlor-brite, 1 hr later add one quart of algae control. Next day Pool got more cloudy, then used leslies pool first aid and no help. 3 days later water test again, Ph 7.0. FC at 0, TC at 0, and CYA at 110, told to drain about 1 foot of water out of pool, So I drain about 14 inches. Water test 2 days later ph at 6.8, CYA 60, and FC 0, TC 0. Added another 3 lbs of soda ash over a 12 hour period and ph got to 7.4, then told to put 3 lbs of chlorbrite and 2 lbs of fresh and clear and then added more 3 inch trichlor tablets to my floater. Pool looked like it was going to clear up then got cloudy/milky look again. Purchased a sand filter cleaner and followed instructions. Yesterday was 14 days later ph at 7.0, FC is 1, TC is 1 , CYA is 90, TDS is 1000., Phosphates 0. Calcium hardness 190. Now told to purchase a quart of Ultra bright and it should clear the pool. Brought Aqua check test strips to stop frequent trips to get water test. If that does not work was told I might have to change sand in sand filter but its only 1 yr old. Spent over 200 dollars in about 5 days, problem hard to fix, looking for any help or comments. Second year with pool never had this problem last year.
21 round by 52 inches deep, Haywood sand filter with a 1/2 hp pump